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English 9 H Vocab 5 8

  1. 1. Ms. Barlettacbarletta@dphds.orgwww.dphdsenglish.org<br />English 9 Honors<br /> Vocabulary Review Lessons 5-8<br />October 26, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Vocabulary Lesson 8<br />1. beget (v.): to produce; to make happen<br />HINT: To get<br />2. educe (v.): to draw or bring out<br />3. glean (v.): to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor<br />HINT: When you clean, you glean everything from off the floor.<br />4. chafe (v.): to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction<br />5. effrontery (n.): shameless boldness<br />HINT: Front<br />
  3. 3. Vocabulary Lesson 8<br />6. imbibe (v.): to drink (especially alcohol)<br />HINT: Beber=to drink<br />7. feign (v.): to pretend<br />HINT: You might feign fainting. <br />8. desist (v.): to stop; to discontinue<br />9. allude (v.): to hint at; to refer to indirectly<br />10. elite (n.): the choice members or best of a group<br />
  4. 4. Vocabulary Lesson 8 Extra Words<br />11. incongruous (adj.)not appropriate<br />HINT: in=not; congruent=equal to<br />12. bulwark(n.)a defensive wall<br />13. connoisseur (n.)an expert<br />HINT: King of the sewer<br />14. cacophony(n.)harsh sounds<br />15. expunge(v.)to remove <br />HINT: Sponge<br />
  5. 5. Vocabulary Lesson 7<br />1. gird (v.): to prepare for an event or an action<br />HINT: Birds gird for the winter.<br />2. daunt (v.): to make afraid; to discourage<br />HINT: Haunt<br />3. flux (n.): a state of continual change or movement<br />HINT: Fluctuate <br />4. hovel (n.): a wretched living place; an open shed<br />HINT: Hole in the ground<br />5. cadaverous (adj.): of or like a corpse; pale; gaunt; thin<br />HINT: Cadaver <br />
  6. 6. Vocabulary Lesson 7<br />6. gothic (adj.): of the middle ages; of or relating to a mysterious, grotesque, and desolate style of fiction <br />HINT: Goth<br />7. penury (n.): extreme poverty<br />HINT: Not even a penny<br />8. egress (n.): an exit<br />HINT: <br />9. felicity (n.): happiness; bliss<br />HINT: Feliz <br />10. despot (n.): a dictator with absolute power<br />HINT: Da spot<br />
  7. 7. VocabularyLesson 7Extra Words!<br />11. chattel (n.): property; a movable item of personal property<br />HINT: Cattle is an example of chattel. <br />12. austere (adj.): stern, plain<br />HINT: Steer can appear to be austere.<br />13. lament (v.): to mourn<br />HINT:<br />14. aloof (adj.):distant; indifferent; disinterested <br />HINT: On the roof<br />15. cerebral (adj.): relating to the brain <br />HINT: <br />
  8. 8. Vocabulary Lesson 6<br />1. nepotism (n.): favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in business or hiring practices<br />HINT: If you have a family member who works at Home Depot, and you get a job there before someone who is more qualified, this is a case of nepotism.<br />2. begrudge (v.): to resent another’s success; to envy<br />HINT: grudge<br />3. mandarin (n.): an influential person; a member of an elite group<br />HINT: You might know a man who is successful and therefore, a mandarin.<br />4. glutinous (adj.): gluey; sticky<br />HINT: glue<br />5. enmity (n.): deep-seated hostility, often mutual<br />HINT: enemy<br />
  9. 9. Vocabulary Lesson 6<br />6. declaim (v.): to speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner<br />HINT: claim<br />7. imbue (v.): to inspire or influence; to saturate<br />HINT:<br />8. gaff (n.): a pole with a large hook on one end<br />HINT: staff<br />9. quaff (v.): to drink in large quantities; to gulp<br />HINT:<br />10. bibliophile (n.): a lover of books<br />HINT: biblio=books; phile/o=lover of <br />
  10. 10. Vocabulary Lesson 6 Extra Words!<br />11. sporadic(adj.)occurring irregularly<br />HINT: <br />12. stagnant(adj.)motionless; dull<br />HINT:<br />13. stolid(adj.)impassive; not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive<br />HINT: solid<br />14. strident(adj.)loud and harsh<br />HINT:<br />15. superfluous(adj.)unnecessary; extra <br />HINT: super saver<br />
  11. 11. Vocabulary Lesson 5<br />1. jaded (adj.): worn out; dulled, as from overindulgenceHINT: Faded2. gist (n.): the main pointHINT: If someone hits you with their fist, you get the gist.3. advocate (v.): to recommend; to speak in favor ofHINT: Advertise; Vocal4. efface (v.): to obliterate; to wipe outHINT: Erase your face5. charisma (n.): a personal appeal or attraction; magnetismHINT: Charm<br />
  12. 12. Vocabulary Lesson 5<br />6. ogre (n.): a brute; a large monster; a frightful giantHINT: Shrek <br />7. mesmerize (v.): to hypnotizeHINT: Hypnotize <br />8. entity (n.): anything having existence; either physical or mysticalHINT: Entire<br />9. bandy (v.): to exchange words; to discuss casuallyHINT: Banter<br />10. dastardly (adj.): cowardly and treacherousHINT: <br />
  13. 13. Vocabulary Lesson 5 Extra Words<br />11.mundane(adj.):everyday; commonplace HINT:<br />12. seclusion(n): isolationHINT: Seclude<br />13. tirade (n): extensive scoldingHINT: <br />14. servile(adj.): slavish; servant-likeHINT: Servant<br />15. soporific (adj.): sleep causing HINT:<br />

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